University of California, San Diego


October 8, 2001


SUBJECT:  Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk

In the spirit of broad campus involvement in the Chancellor's Challenge 5-K Run/Walk for Scholars, I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay on October 19th, the day of the event. Supervisors may allow two hours of release time for staff to participate when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.

Since I first launched the event in 1996, the Chancellor's Challenge has raised nearly $500,000 for undergraduate scholarships. This fall we were able to award ninety-six (96) scholarships to outstanding UCSD students as a result of last year's proceeds. We look forward to building on that success on Friday, October 19th.

What's the Challenge?

I will personally donate $25 to UCSD undergraduate scholarships for every person who beats me. Event Chairman Charlie Robins and I have agreed to donate up to a total of $50,000, to match top event sponsorships.

Any other challenges?

Associated Students vs. Chancellor Dynes

Here are the stakes: If the AS President beats the Chancellor, the Chancellor will donate funds toward the AS BBQ. If the Chancellor beats the AS President, the AS President will roll up his sleeves, get wet and soapy, and wash the Chancellor's car.

Professor Frances Dynes Hellman Challenge

Professor Frances Dynes Hellman will donate $25 to undergraduate scholarships for every woman who beats her!

The Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk will start at 12:15 p.m. from the North Campus Field, adjacent to RIMAC, and continue along a course that weaves through campus. Please contact Ken Grosse at (858) 534-4211 to discuss requests for alternative accessibility arrangements or accommodations.

Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. For entry forms, payroll deduction forms, and more information about this one-of-a-kind event, please visit the Chancellor's Challenge web page address at http://www.ucsd.edu/5k where you may also register and pay on line. Participants who have already registered can pick up their bib number and T-shirt at RIMAC on Thursday, October 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also call (858) 822-1537 for further information.

I look forward to a great event and lots of fun!

                                                Robert C. Dynes